Smart Solutions / Blog / April 2014

News, Tips and Resources for Temperature Monitoring

Articles From April 2014

April 29, 2014

At FreshTemp we are committed to making our product be more than a simple thermometer. We meet with experts in the field of cold chain logistics to help your temperature data work for you. One such expert is Nick Pacitti, a partner with Sterling Solutions and a co-founding member of Georgia Tech’s Integrated Food Chain Center, has over 30 years experience in the field and he has agreed to allow us to republish some of his articles. The following was originally published on on Feb. 17, 2012:

April 01, 2014
I get asked a lot if you can get sick from eating moldy (spoiled) or expired food. There is a common misconception that a food is considered harmful if it’s consumed past its “sell by” or “use by” date. Though some foods become undesirable due to off odors, flavors or colors, there are other shelf stable foods that would be safe to eat, even past their expiration date. Much of this has to do with how a food is processed, packaged, stored and components of the food itself.